Saturday, June 25, 2011

I'm not a gardener - I'm a virtual gardener

I love a beautiful garden. I love flowers, trees and butterflies. But I am coming to terms with the fact I might be a virtual gardener.

It pains me to admit it. But I think that when it comes down to it, I only like the idea of gardening. See, even though I've been really, really trying, I'm finding I'm not wild about being out there in the great outdoors. You know, with the bugs and the dirt and the worms and the, well, garden.

I have a picture window right outside my living room. When we moved into this house, there was a bare patch of land with a giant mound of dirt right next to it - it was very strange. My brother came over with his tiller and dug through it for me. I was a little nervous, wondering if I was going to unearth some unauthorized gravesite. But nope - it was just a whole lotta dirt. My neighbor later told me the former owners had big plans, but then were sidelined with back injuries. So here I had a little patch of shady land - right outside this oversized window - just waiting for me.

I'v been a dismal failure to this point. I'd show a picture, but I'm too ashamed. It's all weeds. Oh, maybe a wildflower or two, but mostly icky weeds, just smugly staring at me.

Today, for sure, absolutely. I'm weeding. But that doesn't mean I'm liking it. And that one big, smug weed is the first to go.


  1. I hate those smug weeds too....and the ants and the bees and the sweat. Ooops, gettin' carried away! I feel your failure:)

  2. YES!! THANK YOU!! And the mosquitos... let's not forget the mosquitos that leave you woozy from lack of blood . . .

  3. Okay, I remember helping you weed at your other place before you moved to cooler climes. I know your full weeding potential. You can do it Girlfriend! Go out there and show those weeds whose boss!

  4. LOL! I am a virtual gardener too! I spent all Memorial Day weekend planting pansies, impatiens, and begonias for the first time. I stepped back and told my new plants, "If you die, you die with honor" LOL! It's backbreaking, hot sweaty work. Never again!

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